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Derby St. Peter


  • St Peter, St Peter's Street, DE1 1NN, Derby, Church of England


  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2490 & 2499 thru 2501
1891 R.G. 12 / 2727 & 2728 & 2736


  • St Peter, St Peter's Street, DE1 1NN, Derby, Church of England

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Church History

  • The Church of St. Peter was built in the 12th century. The street is now known as St. Peter's street.

  • In the church is a Flemish chest from the 14th century.

  • The church was restored and extended during the period of 1896-1900 and the tower was rebuilt.

  • A new ecclesiastical parish of Holy Trinity was formed from St. Peter's ecclesiastical parish in 1837.

  • A new ecclesiastical parish of Saint James the Great was formed from St. Peter's ecclesiastical parish in 1867.

  • The church seats 700.

  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of St Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.

  • Victoria Hall in St. Peter's churchyard was run by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and was used also for public meetings. The Hall was opened in March, 1895.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558.

  • Marriages at St Peter's Church, 1558-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

Description and Travel

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"LITCHURCH, a township in the parish of Derby St. Peter, hundred of Morleston-with-Litchurch, county Derby, 1 mile S.E. of Derby. It partly gives name to the hundred. The Derby union poorhouse is situated in this township."

[Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Derby St. Peter has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK353360 (Lat/Lon: 52.920242, -1.476425), Derby St. Peter which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and it was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1876.

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings every Friday.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Derby Poorlaw Union.